Nonresident Cards

SHELTER-IN-PLACE UPDATE 3/22/20: Due to Dallas County’s shelter-in-place order, Irving libraries will suspend all IPL Express curbside and drive-up window services in addition to being closed to visitors. At this time, Irving residents and Irving ISD students should take advantage of online options to obtain a card. Nonresidents who would like to sign up for an account may purchase an e-card to access online services, which can be converted to a card to check out physical materials when the library reopens.

UPDATE: In response to the COVID-19 situation, beginning March 18, 2020, temporary policy changes have been enacted that increase loan limits and create more convenient membership options for new and regular cardholders. These changes are reflected below:

Cards for Purchase

Individuals who are not residents of the City of Irving may purchase:

  • Full Access Card with borrowing, database access and computer use privileges - $40
  • Computer Access Card for computer use only (three sessions per day) 

$10 for one year
$5 for one month

  • eCard for accessing databases and e-resources only - $40

The nonresident fee is an annual, nonrefundable fee. The fee will be paid each year when your card expires.

Preregister for a NonResident Card

Get a jump on obtaining a new library card by preregistering online. Added benefit to preregistering is placing up to two items on hold, which can be picked up along with the new card. After preregistering online, you have 30 days to visit an Irving Library location and pay for the new card.

Determining Residency

Residency is determined by the address ID (PDF) given at the time of registering for a new card or renewing your card. The individual must reside in the City of Irving in order to be exempt from the nonresident card fees.

Renewing a NonResident Card

Nonresidents may renew an expired library card by visiting an Irving Library and presenting a valid photo ID and a separate and current address ID for verification. The annual nonresident card fee must be paid at that time. The library card must also be in good standing (no overdue fines or fees on the card).

The Texshare Card

Nonresidents who wish to check out a limited number of items from an Irving Public Library may present a valid TexShare card from their home library. To obtain the free Irving Library’s Texshare Visitor card please visit the Irving library and present your current and valid Texshare Card from your home library, your valid photo ID, a separate proof of address, and your home library card. The Texshare Visitor card allows a 5 item checkout limit. An expired Texshare Visitor card that has been maintained in good standing (no lost items or charges) may be renewed by presenting the same items.

Teacher card

Non-resident educators and staff with Irving ISD may now receive a free personal use Irving Public Library Card. Those wishing to get this card must bring a current Irving ISD staff badge and a photo ID with current address. This new card is good for 90 days with a 10 item checkout limit (temporarily as of March 18, 2020). After 90 days this may be renewed for 1 year and a 100 item checkout limit (temporarily as of March 18, 2020).This card also allows the use of IPL online databases, ebooks, digital downloads and public computers. There is no non-resident fee for this card. Visit any Irving Public Library or IPL outreach event to get your card.